Homemade Face Masks for Dry Skin

Dry facial skin can be a challenge, especially in the cold winter months. Strong winds, central heating and a stodgy diet can make dry skin even drier and more fragile. Homemade facial masks made with rich and nourishing ingredients are an excellent technique to give dry, thirsty skin a much needed moisture boost. It is possible to make spa quality, effective face masks from ingredients you probably have in your kitchen. Furthermore homemade facial masks are totally natural and cost effective compared to commercially made products.

Here are some really quick, simple and effective facial mask recipes to soothe, hydrate and calm dry and rough skin.

Avocado and Vitamin E face mask for dry skin.
You will need:
Flesh of half ripe Avocado.
Contents of one Vitamin e capsule.

Blend the avocado in a blender until smooth, and add the vitamin e oil. Mix well and apply to cleansed face. Wash thoroughly after 20 minutes and moisturise.

Coconut milk and Pink Clay face mask for dry skin.
You will need:
Two tablespoons of coconut milk or heavy cream
One tablespoon of pink clay

Mix both ingredients in to a smooth paste and apply to cleansed skin. Leave for 15 to 20 minutes and wash thoroughly.
Follow with moisturiser.

Aloe Vera face mask and scrub for dry skin.
You will need:
One tablespoon of Aloe Vera gel
Half tablespoon of Almond oil
Half tablespoon of almond meal

Mix all three ingredients to form a smooth paste. Apply to cleansed skin and massage gently in circular motions to remove dead skin. Leave for 15 to 20 minutes and wash thoroughly. Follow with moisturiser.

Honey and cucumber mask for dry skin.
You will need:
Three tablespoons of grated cucumber
Half tablespoon of honey
Half tablespoon of Pink clay

Pass the grated cucumber through a sieve and collect the juice in a bowl. Mix the pink clay and honey in to the cucumber juice and mix well. Apply to cleansed skin and leave for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and follow with moisturiser.

Some helpful tips to enhance the benefits of your face mask:

*Always apply facial mask to freshly cleansed and preferrably exfoliated skin.
*Make sure all facial mask is thoroughly removed before moisturising.
*Try to relax during a facial mask treatment. Lying down and listening to calming music is a simple but effective to technique to induce relaxation.
*Never leave a facial mask for more than the recommended time.
*Always apply facialmask evenly. If a face mask is applied unevenly it can evaporate too quickly and may cause irritation.
* Do not use a face mask more than once or twice a week.

Disclaimer: Please patch test all face mask recipes before use if you have sensitive skin.

The Author:

Marisa is a therapist and founder of Alive Earth Skincare. She loves writing about natural beauty and skincare, To see her unique range of 100% natural products go to http://www.aliveearth.co.uk.

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7 Responses

  1. geometry dash

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  2. Cindy

    I like diy facial mask and now using facial mask with oatmeal, egg and apple. The recipe is very easy and effective. Ingredients: Apple, Egg Yolk, Oatmeal. Blend these 3 ingredients well. Spread the mixture all over your face. Let the mixture stay for about 20-30 minutes. Rinse it off with pure water. That’s all. You can try this recipe.

  3. Alace Parker

    Finally I have found what I was looking for from last few days. Thanks a lot for sharing this piece of information; this is really helping me a lot. I have a dry skin and I am so fed up from this and now I think I got solution.

  4. Rock Stephen

    Simple and effective homemade methods to prevent dry skin with help of face mask. You have shared some good tips given to enhance the benefits of your face mask.

  5. Lee Dewalt

    This blog gives us the tips for making homemade face masks for dry skin type. By using these tips we can make face masks at home with natural ingredients. By applying this mask our skin gets soft and glowing and more important it has no side effects as it is made of natural ingredients. Natural ingredients are free from any kind of chemicals and they are good for skin.

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    It’s very important to apply the mask on your face perfectly clean, may be with a natural cleanser, leave the skin for five minutes after it has been cleansed, remembering to avoid the eye area.

  7. Natural products are always on my first priority as they are cost effective and most free from chemicals. I also use aloe vera, coconut oil and milk for my skin as they excellently nourish my skin. I am glad I found your post and these home remedies for healthy skin. I will definitely try these recipes for my dry skin.

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